Houston Barnes

Houston Barnes

Attorney at Law

Raleigh
North Carolina
Licensed in
NC
University of North Carolina School of Law

"Very prompt, knowledgeable, and honest. It was a pleasure working with Houston!"

4.8 5
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About
Barnes Law is one of the leading specialized franchise firms with a focus on emerging Franchisee representation. Headquartered in Charlotte North Carolina, the firm is actively engaged with clients across the country. While retaining a primary focus on Franchise Law, Houston does additional work in the area of corporate transactions.

Houston has and does provide outside counsel for companies in the U.S. and internationally in all industries – with extensive experience in biotechnology, software, clean-tech and high-growth. Specialty general business, transactions and M&A, regulatory compliance, and public policy.
11
Projects on
upcounsel
14
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

4.8
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Clear Communication
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"Quick turnaround on a contract review and he provided clear advice."

Review Franchise Agreement
Posted on Nov 2, 2018
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"Houston did an excellent job explaining the franchisor documents. I really appreciated his honesty and insightfulness."

Review Franchise Disclosure Document
Posted on Jul 26, 2018
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"There are lawyers and then there is Houston. This man absolutely sits in a league of his own. In all sincerity, your wasting your time looking somewhere else or considering another firm. His insight, intuition and sheer skill is spot on in the most vital details and tangible in every single part of the process. They have a level of professionalism and care at the same time that I just don’t get to see too often in this industry. Rest assured regardless of your situation or in my particular case plain ole drama. You are in the absolute best hands ever regardless of what legal journey your facing. I could not have ever imagined enjoying hiring an attorney. Like who “enjoys” something like that. Crazy enough, because of Houston… I did. If the situation is important to you and you don’t have room for error… don’t be stupid, stop looking, and quickly hire The Barnes Law Firm."

Corporate Counsel
Non-UpCounsel Client
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"I have been with Barnes Law Firm since the founding moment of my company. Houston always responded my request in timely manner. Highly recommended!"

Corporate Counsel to Start-up
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

The Barnes Law Firm, PLLC

Attorney, Founder

Jan 2010 - Present

Outside counsel for multiple companies under umbrella of Firm -- Founded and grew Firm into highly respected firm handling large volume of corporate transactional work for leading regional companies.

• Clients across multiple industry sectors, including technology, software clean-tech, and high growth
• Management of broad based corporate transactional

Jan 2010 - Present

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